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777
03-09-2006, 08:01 AM
Can ya'll spec me out a suspension setup that's decent for drag racing but won't suck on the street as it's my daily driver. I don't know how possible it is. I want it setup to where it's fun to drive on the street but has decent weight transfer. This is a full weight car for now. I would like to be able to upgrade later on to a full drag setup without too many modification's to this setup.

Current mods: BMR-non-adj. panhard bar, strut tower brace, lca's w/ relocation brackets, sfc's, adj, torque arm. Eibach pro-kit w/stock shocks (that aren't in good condition)


777
03-10-2006, 10:00 AM
Anyone??

1QuickT-A
03-10-2006, 06:52 PM
You already have a pretty decent setup. A set of QA1 12-way adjustable shocks will help the weight transfer better than anything else you can do and it will still be fully streetable. You can also pull the front sway bar, but it won't handle worth crap.


777
03-10-2006, 10:07 PM
So you don't think the eibach's are a bad choice?

skipperbisket
03-10-2006, 10:11 PM
the 12 way QA1s up front, coil overs are a nice setup, and remove that swaybar up front (didn't notice any handling difference at all on my car) what torque arm are you running?

777
03-11-2006, 10:01 PM
bmr adjustable.

badpewter-z
03-12-2006, 10:23 PM
get some QA1's shocks and you should be good to go:judge: that way you set it for what you like on the street thne just set the dilas where you need it for the track :)

777
03-13-2006, 07:48 AM
Do you think I should keep the eibach pro-kit on the back? Or should I get some stock v6 springs and (what shocks)?

SLPSS99
03-13-2006, 07:55 AM
Do you think I should keep the eibach pro-kit on the back? Or should I get some stock v6 springs and (what shocks)?

Get the QA1 R series with the 325lb springs for the front, as for the rear get the QA1 12way coilovers with 150lb springs. That way you have full ride height adj. and you can go from a drag setup to a street setup with the turn of a knob.

Dan

777
03-13-2006, 08:56 AM
Reason for not getting the 300lb srings?

SLPSS99
03-13-2006, 09:02 AM
Reason for not getting the 300lb srings?

I thought the 325lb would be good for the street if you do a lot of street driving, but there would be no problem at all with the 300lb springs, as I run the 275lb ones in my SS with no issues at all, and mine does see alot of street time but I want full potential at the track too. Some people are more picky about how cars ride, and wont sacrifice that for a better launch!!

Dan

777
03-13-2006, 09:37 AM
Ok, well I'll go with the 300lb springs. I was looking at speedinc's website and they don't offer a rear spring weight. :confused: I'll just have to ask I guess.

SLPSS99
03-13-2006, 10:10 AM
Ok, well I'll go with the 300lb springs. I was looking at speedinc's website and they don't offer a rear spring weight. :confused: I'll just have to ask I guess.

Or go to the Spohn website------> sponsor they have spring rate options.

Dan

777
04-24-2006, 07:00 PM
Get the QA1 R series with the 325lb springs for the front, as for the rear get the QA1 12way coilovers with 150lb springs. That way you have full ride height adj. and you can go from a drag setup to a street setup with the turn of a knob.

Dan

Can you provide me with the part numbers for these items. SpeedInc said they needed the part numbers for the rear stuff. I'm guessing mainly the 150lb spring, since they have everything else listed there on their website.

777
04-26-2006, 02:11 PM
To the top.

FANTAZ28
04-26-2006, 05:51 PM
i run stock springs all around, stock phr, stock rear sway bar ... just front hals with stock springs and a sphoon tq arm..... car drives awsome on teh street and hooks EVERY time

777
05-08-2006, 08:32 AM
I want my car to be the same height. I need to know what springs to get in the back so I can sell the pro-kit and get some qa1 springs up front. What springs should I use. I'm going to be getting the competition engineering 3 way adjustables for the rear.

1QuickT-A
05-08-2006, 08:14 PM
Most people are running the stock springs in the rear.. If you need to lower it some then just cut a little bit off of them..

tektrans
05-09-2006, 04:20 AM
I've got Hals all way around, no swaybar, stealth torque arm (little noisy for the street), tubular control arms and a right rear airbag. On DR's 1.41 60'.

777
05-09-2006, 11:44 AM
Most people are running the stock springs in the rear.. If you need to lower it some then just cut a little bit off of them..

I really don't feel comfortable with cutting the springs. Would these springs I have right now work? Eibach pro-kit, or is the "progressive" part of them going to hurt traction?

777
05-10-2006, 09:27 AM
to the top

Fire67
05-10-2006, 09:54 AM
Alot of people use the Pro-kit with those HAL's... BMR actually makes pieces to adapt them and help with ride height adjustment.
But most people that use em already have them when they upgrade shocks...

Im currently running BMR items : Trak Pak torque arm, boxed SFC's, and non-adj LCA's. Im running stock Panhard, stock springs shocks, no front sway bar, stock rear sway bar, and an airlift airbag in the right rear. My plan is to get QA1 12-ways, custom springs, front travel limiters, slicks and a 9"... Then hopefully I'll be able to hook with this new motor.

777
05-10-2006, 12:43 PM
I'm in the process of removing the front sway and the front bumper support. Anyone notice any negatives with either. It's my daily driver but I'm not pulling any dukes of hazard crap.

Kent1
05-10-2006, 03:03 PM
You will be fine with stock rear springs. I have them on mine with hals all around with the front drag springs. I like my car a little lower in the front for drag racing.

777
05-10-2006, 03:24 PM
I dont' have stock springs, did you not read?

777
05-11-2006, 07:28 AM
to the top for front sway and bumper support

LS1 Sounds
05-11-2006, 08:14 AM
to the top for front sway and bumper support
My front sway bar is long gone, and I don't miss it. I wouldn't recommend trying any high-speed maneuvers without it, but if you drive sensibly it's not a problem. I have no intentions of putting mine back on.

I also plan on pulling the front bumper support this weekend, followed by the rear support soon.

nitroushane
05-11-2006, 10:27 AM
I just pulled mine out last night and see no problems with it so far. I would just say take it easy around turns until u get used to it.

YO-EL
05-11-2006, 05:42 PM
I was thinking about adding the re-valved Bilstein drag shocks to the rear only since I have to drive my car 70 miles each way to & from the track.
Thoughts??

License2Ill
05-31-2006, 06:02 PM
Get the QA1 R series with the 325lb springs for the front, as for the rear get the QA1 12way coilovers with 150lb springs. That way you have full ride height adj. and you can go from a drag setup to a street setup with the turn of a knob.

Dan


Hey SLPSS99, is this possible also if I wanted to use my stock coil springs?? both front and rear??? do I need an adaptor or would I need to modify anything, I like that you pointed out this way it would be height adjustable, but i'm limited in cash and just don't want to or can buy extra springs.

License2Ill
05-31-2006, 07:25 PM
From what I can see the R series do come threaded for coil overs, if I get the BMR spring cups I should be able to run stock springs?

But then out back in the rear, there are no hal single adjustable coil over shocks? your forced to go with double-adj which are like 300 sumptin each. IS this right or does someone have a part number for single adjustable coil over rear shocks?